CENSUS: Fewer Civilians

The U.S. civilian population has shrunk 2.4%. Reason: so many citizens have put on uniforms. Checking up between April 1940 and March 1943, the Census Bureau found that the overall U.S. civilian population had dropped from 131,300,000 to 128,200,000. Biggest slump was in New York (4.9%). Biggest jump (27.5): the District of Columbia.

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